Cerebral Palsy


Background

Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Inborn errors of metabolism
  2. Rett syndrome

Treatment

Instructions for Follow-Up

  1. Monitor motor developmental milestones
  2. Screen for complications
  3. Evaluate need for special equipment

Age-Related

  1. Neurologic symptoms may change as the nervous system matures

Prognosis

  1. Most survive to adulthood
  2. Approach to the child and family

Prevention & Screening

  1. Since etiology is multifactorial and often unknown, no preventive measures exist